Nestled in the heart of Traverse City, Black Star Farms proved to be more than just a winery; it became the backdrop of Laura + Ross’ enchanting wedding day. Laura’s connection to Black Star Farms had roots in a girls’ weekend with her mom and sister. Amidst the grapevines and the scenic beauty, Laura witnessed a wedding taking place during their wine tasting. Little did she know, this picturesque scene would leave an indelible mark on her heart, planting the seed for a future wedding venue.
Fast forward to the day when Ross popped the question, and the couple embarked on their journey to find the perfect wedding location. Despite looking at venues around their hometown of Detroit, they were drawn back to the allure of Black Star Farms. The moment they set foot at the vineyard, Laura and Ross knew they had found the perfect place. The stunning views and the serene ambiance set it apart from any other venue they had considered. Their hearts were aligned with the picturesque landscape that had initially stolen Laura’s breath away.
As their wedding day approached, emotions ran high. Ross, a mix of anxiousness and excitement, was ready to embrace this new chapter. Laura, usually prone to anxiety, found herself surprisingly calm, eager to step into the celebration awaiting her. Surrounded by their cherished friends and family, Laura and Ross reveled in the joy of having everyone they loved in one place. The mingling and interactions of their loved ones brought a sense of warmth and togetherness that heightened the happiness of the occasion.
The dance floor became a canvas for unforgettable memories. Ross shared a heartwarming dance with his nephew Asher, creating a memory that will undoubtedly be cherished for years to come. Meanwhile, Laura found solace in the quieter moments, surrounded by her mother, sister, and bridesmaids as they prepared for the day ahead. The intimacy of the morning was complemented by the exclusivity of having the entire inn to themselves.
The wedding was filled with personal touches that reflected the couple’s unique journey. A custom crossword puzzle, lovingly crafted by Ross’ sister Sam, engaged and entertained the guests, while “Tilly’s Treat,” a cocktail named after their beloved dog Matilda, became a hit among attendees. These details added an extra layer of sentimentality to an already emotional day.
Walking down the aisle was a profound moment for both Laura and Ross. Tears welled up as they exchanged vows and pledged their love and commitment to each other. Laura’s emotions were further stirred as she carried a picture of her late father in her purse, ensuring that his memory was present throughout this momentous day.
The speeches shared by loved ones added an emotional depth to the celebration. Every word spoken was a testament to the love Laura and Ross shared and the impact they had on the lives of those around them. It was a reminder that love is not just about two individuals, but also about the community that supports and celebrates their journey.
As Laura and Ross embarked on their journey as husband and wife, their wedding at Black Star Farms marked the beginning of a new chapter filled with love, joy, and cherished memories. The vineyard that had captured Laura’s imagination on a casual weekend visit now held the echoes of their promises, laughter, and shared dreams.
Congratulations, Laura + Ross! We wish you nothing but the best in your continued love story.
Bride’s Dress: The Wedding Shoppe | Bride and Groom’s Rings: Miner’s Den Jewelers | Groom and Groomsmen’s Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | Groom and Groomsmen’s Ties: Azazie | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie | Preparation, Ceremony, and Reception Location: Black Star Farms | Wedding Coordinator: Social Butterfly Weddings and Events | Hair and Makeup Artists: R Collective Salon | Florist: Victoria’s Floral Design | Dessert: Grand Traverse Pie Company | DJ: Bee Entertainment | Transportation: Magic Shuttle Bus | Photo Booth: Shutterbooth | Party Favors: Benjamin Twiggs | Invitations: Minted | Audio Guestbook: Fefefone